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lord foul's bane

by Stephen R. Donaldson

5 avg rating
Book 54 of 441 in the Best Fantasy Books
443 votes 7 comments
“Covenant is [Stephen R.] Donaldson's genius!”—The Village Voice

He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, because he dared not believe in this strange alternate world on which he suddenly found himself.

Yet the Land tempted him. He had been sick; now he seemed better than ever before. Through no fault of his own, he had been outcast, unclean, a pariah. Now he was regarded as a reincarnation of the Land's greatest hero—Berek Halfhand—armed with the mystic power of White Gold. That power alone could protect the Lords of the Land from the ancient evil of the Despiser, Lord Foul. Except that Covenant had no idea how to use that power. . . .

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7 comments
Anonymous | 2013-07-30 03:10:46
First 2 chapters are slow but when you get to the land it picks up and becomes a great book.
Anonymous | 2014-06-01 02:16:08
Best Fantasy Series of all time. 1st 3 books great, 2nd 3 books just as good, last 4 books very good. Overall unbelievable story and concept
Anonymous | 2015-01-27 08:05:12
Did someone accidentally cut and paste a review for a different book here? Don't remember this being a detective noir kinda story
cocowboy | 2015-02-18 02:06:09
I bought and started to read Lord Foul's Bane. In the first 100 pages Donaldson made me mad. Few authors get to me that way, so I put the book aside for years. I picked it up again and rushed through it and the rest. I can still the the Land in my mind's eye. One of the best fantasy series ever.
Anonymous | 2015-09-22 10:46:20
I think this review was copy pasted from another book and should not be here. I did not like these books at all....was so bored
Mark | 2015-09-23 11:16:50
Stephen R Donaldson's saga of Thomas Covenant was one of the most unique things I read as a teenager. It was at times both repellant and inspiring. The only flaw in an otherwise awesome trilogy is Donaldson's penchant for overly descriptive and confusing text. He has a need to use the most obscure words and unnecessary terms. When I first read this trilogy I had to go back and forth between the novel and a dictionary to find out what was going on! It was much easier to read the second time around.
Anonymous | 2017-05-08 11:17:56
This was written in the 70s, not the 80s.
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